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Today Museums Officer Liz Hide will be moving on from her role, after seeing through huge changes in collaboration between the University of Cambridge Museums. Here, she highlights some of her personal highs from the last 12 years.   After 12 years, I have worked with so many brilliant people on so many amazing projects. I can’t cover them all,... Read full article
The University of Cambridge Museums are excited to host Katy Marshall, our first Digital Maker in Residence, from January to March 2018. Digital making involves ‘learning about technology through making with it’, bringing together art and technology while providing tools to allow anyone to become active creators. With this residency, we would like to inspire staff, teachers, parents and young... Read full article
Inspired by this year’s Festival of Ideas theme, Truth, educators from the Fitzwilliam Museum and Museum of Zoology created activities to help young children and their families explore the “true” essence of colours in art and nature. The Fitzwilliam Museum and Museum of Zoology have collaborated on Early Years activities in the past, but this time we wanted to change... Read full article
The Fitzwilliam Museum is celebrating the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts, RA250, by inviting seven Royal Academicians with Cambridge connections to choose their favourite object or painting from the Fitz and explain why it is important to them. Visitors to the Museum will be given a souvenir leaflet enabling them to find the works that the seven... Read full article
The Museum of Zoology is bringing the animal kingdom to life in new and exciting ways. Our new sensory story bags ask visitors to experience the world of a baby bird through light, sound, touch and smell, and hopes to open up this world to visitors with special educational and access needs. The Museum of Zoology is undergoing a big... Read full article

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